Lenny Venito


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American actor Lenny Venito has been guest-starring on television shows since he began his career. However, he also made a name for himself by portraying characters in movies. He began his ascent to fame during the early 1990s, appearing on The Good Policeman, Money for Nothing, and on an episode of The Cosby Mysteries. In 1996, he obtained a role in Layin’ Low, and followed it up with a performance on My Perfect Journey in 1997. He later played Sal DiMaggio on the TV film Witness to the Mob, and appeared on Rounders, Above Freezing, and Just the Ticket. In 1998, he was cast on several episodes of Living in Captivity as Carmine Santucci.

Lenny Venito made his way through 2001 with the role of Jake Nathan on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He appeared on the episode “One,” and soon continued his success with a role in Men in Black II. He has also risen to fame for appearing on several episodes of NYPD Blue, where he portrayed the character Julian Pisano. In 2003, he starred as Louis in Gigli, alongside Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. After a role in Hack, Venito was cast on two episodes of Law & Order as Detective Wade. Later on, he was seen on The Practice and on The Jury. In 2004, he voiced Giuseppe in the animated feature film Shark Tale. This was followed by roles in Hate, Duane Hopwood, Blind Justice and The Honeymooners. In 2005, he portrayed a mechanic in the blockbuster War of the Worlds. This enabled him to work with stars Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto and Justin Chatwin, as well as with acclaimed director Steven Spielberg. Venito was next seen on an episode of Ugly Betty, and was heard as the voice of Stan in the animated motion picture The Wild.

Venito has also played James “Murmur” Zancone in the hit HBO series The Sopranos. He later starred on another show for HBO, which is The Flight of the Conchords. Other credits of his include roles in Rescue Me, The Black Donnellys, Queens Supreme, and the ABC comedy series The Knights of Properity. His character was that of Francis "Squatch" Scuacieri, the communicator of the gang of misfits prepping for a major celebrity heist. Venito was next seen on the Jodie Foster-led blockbuster The Brave One, as well as on Law & Order: SVU, and Life on Mars.

In 2012, Venito joined the cast of the comedy series The Neighbors as Marty Weaver.

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Lenny Venito



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2012 The Neighbors (TV series)
2012 NYC 22 (TV series)
2012 Men in Black 3
2007-2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV series)
2012 Person of Interest (TV series)
2011 Unforgettable (TV series)
2010-2011 Bored to Death (TV series)
2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV series)
2011 Lights Out (TV series)
2010 How Do You Know
2001-2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV series)
2010 Gravity (TV series)
2010 Heart & Soul (short)
2010/I Inside Out (short)
2009 Solitary Man
2007-2009 The Flight of the Conchords (TV series)
2009 Four Single Fathers
2009 Off Duty (TV movie)
2008 Ugly Betty (TV series)
2008 Return to Sleepaway Camp (video)
2008 Life on Mars (TV series)
2007 The Brave One
2007 The Knights of Prosperity (TV series)
2007 Queens Supreme (TV series)
2006-2007 The Sopranos (TV series)
2007 The Black Donnellys (TV series)
2006 Rescue Me (TV series)
2006 The Wild
2005 War of the Worlds
2005 The Honeymooners
2005 Blind Justice (TV series)
2005 Duane Hopwood
2005 Hate (TV movie)
2004 Shark Tale
2004 The Jury (TV series)
2004 The Practice (TV series)
2004 Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding
2001-2004 Law & Order (TV series)
2003 Manhunt (Video Game)
2003 Hack (TV series)
2003 Gigli
2003 Third Watch (TV series)
1997-2003 NYPD Blue (TV series)
2002 Men in Black II
2002 The Job (TV series)
2002 The Mayor of Oyster Bay (TV movie)
1999/I Just the Ticket
1998 Living in Captivity (TV series)
1998 Above Freezing
1998 Rounders
1998 Witness to the Mob (TV movie)
1997 My Perfect Journey (short)
1996 New York Undercover (TV series)
1996 Layin' Low
1995 The Cosby Mysteries (TV series)
1993 Money for Nothing
1992 Here and Now (TV series)
1991 The Good Policeman
1988 The Equalizer (TV series)


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